Joel Elam Physician Assistant Student Presbyterian CollegeJoel Elam

PA Student
Class of 2024

South College, ’22, Summa Cum Laude

Major: Health Science (Pre-PA)

What activities and organizations were you involved in as an undergraduate?

I served on the South College Student Advisory Committee

What did you do after you graduated?

I continued to work as a CNA and a Pharmacy Technician

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

I love to do yard work and try to maintain the healthiest grass in my neighborhood

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Why do you want to be a PA?

I want to become a PA to so I can help make a real difference in people’s health and lives.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program?

I chose the Presbyterian College PA program because it is close to my home in North Carolina but more importantly, because of their dedication to serve others. The school motto – “dum vivimus servimus” – highlights the importance of service to others and I felt the Presbyterian PA program would help me transform those foundational principles into competent and compassionate medical care for my future patients.